Alzheimer's is a tragic, heart-breaking disease that affects millions of Americans. In fact, it's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

But social distancing guidelines aren't slowing down the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year, the walk is everywhere, as walkers can choose individual paths or safe small groups on walk day. With the crowd dispersing, so to speak, this year's event is sure to be even more visible and has the potential to raise just as many vital funds for Alzheimer's care and research as ever.

The Kicks 105.5 team is all set up and ready to go — and we'd love for you to join us, either by donating online or committing to walking and raising money yourself. The Alzheimer's Association provides plenty of fundraising support and fundraising tips, and on walk day, you'll take part in an interactive online experience before walking your preferred route in your community.

Alzheimer's Association via Instagram

According to its website, the Alzheimer's Association will use donations for initiatives such as:

  • Recruiting and training "hundreds of thousands of advocates to ensure that Alzheimer's disease cannot be ignored."
  • Funding 590 top projects in 31 countries for a total investment of more than $208 million.
  • Challenging researchers worldwide to develop "the first new diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer's in 27 years."

It all starts with people like you. Click here to learn more about donating online, registering for the walk and exploring all the good work this organization does.